Day Trip to Ourika Valley

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Day Trip to Ourika Valley

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Day Trip Overview

The Atlas Mountains are the largest mountain chain in Africa.  Even more, It works as a divider between the coastal regions of Morocco and the desert interiors. Furthermore, The Atlas Mountains range passes through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia and stretches to the extent of 2,400 kilometers. Jbel Toubkal is the highest mountain peak with a height of 13,671 ft and is located in southwestern Morocco. The second highest peak is M’Goun with a height of 13,356 ft. Above all, Atlas Mountains ranges are divided into separate ranges, including the Middle Atlas, High Atlas, and the Anti-Atlas.

Consequently, the Atlas Mountains are a perfect place for people who love hiking and mountain climbing. The spectacular landscapes, magnificent rock formations, and gorgeous river valleys will surely leave you spellbound. The tranquility and serenity of the place make it a perfect destination for a refreshing and rejuvenating holiday. The breathtaking natural beauty of the Atlas will surely enchant you. Life in High Atlas is untouched by modernity. Consequently, Berber tribes have preserved the traditions and customs of ancient Morocco.

Day Trip Highlights

Set out from Marrakech on a private or shared, day trips from Marrakech to Atlas mountains and Ourika Valley and get a glimpse of daily life in a Berber village. Rise into the rolling foothills of the Atlas Mountains and pause in a local home to experience a traditional tea ceremony. Drive past rolling orchards of almond and cherry trees then set out on foot towards a thundering waterfall; take in stunning views of the snowcapped High Atlas peaks as you dine at a nearby restaurant, and enjoy the tranquillity of this cool, mountain valley

  • Day trips from Marrakech to Atlas mountains and Ourika Valley with country breakfast
  • Visit a local home for a tea ceremony
  • Guided hike to the Setti Fatma waterfalls
  • Explore the Atlas mountains with an expert guide
  • Learn about local culture and traditions
  • Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Round-trip transport from accommodations in Marrakech

Our desert tour company allows you to plan your trip according to your convenience. Their custom Morocco tour packages are specially tailored according to your needs. So, If you wish to discover the path to tranquility by exploring the breath-taking natural beauty of the High Atlas Mountains then this trip is for you:

Day Trip Itinerary

Day : Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ourika Valley

Begin with a pickup around 9 am from your accommodation in Marrakech and head in the direction of the Atlas Mountains. Your driver and vehicle will take you through the wonderful sights of the Ourika valley, in the Atlas mountains. The first stop will be a visit to a traditional Moroccan house, learning about the lives of indigenous Morrocan village people, including traditional Berber cuisine. Experience stunning views of the village and valley from the roof of the house.

The lady of the house will conduct a tea ceremony and demonstrate how to make mint tea, which will be served with a traditional country breakfast (bread, butter, honey, olive oil, and tea). After leaving the Berber village, you will explore further down the valley, stopping for an optional 20-minute camel ride, if you choose. Continuing on further into the Atlas mountains, pass through and stop off in some typical Berber villages to experience everyday life in this region. Then continue onto Setti Fatma, which marks the end of the Tarmac road.

Once here, you get off and have lunch in a local restaurant before you set off for another 60-minute walk to visit some of the waterfalls. After the visit to the waterfalls, you then get back to the car and make your journey back to Marrakech, arriving around 5 pm.


  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4wd
  • Walking tour
  • Local guide
  • Morning tea with Berber family
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


  • Beverages & Lunches
  • Camel ride
  • Gratuities (optional)

Things To Remember

  • If the Ourika Valley excursion itinerary that we offer does not match what you're looking for, contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.
  • 50% off for children under 12 years with maximum 1 child per family

Prices For Private Day Trips

Private day trips are organized in luxury vehicles with your own private driver
1-2 PRS 3 PRS 4 PRS 5 PRS 6 PRS
50 € 55 € 60 € 65 € 70 €
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Price For Shared Day Trips

Shared day trips are organized in a small group of 17 persons
19 €

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